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Poster: He Live's Date: Dec 16, 2007 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day in history -- PRIME TIME IMPERSONATION

well well....

on the positive: that estimated is just packed with energy. WOW! imagine seeing that go down with a head full of acid!! AND jerry follows up with He's Gone.... like he knew that was bit on the heavy side, "let's bring 'em down easy now boys.... a great juxtaposition

(they sound like Orentte Coleman's Prime Time, a band i respect and would perhaps catch live, but would NEVER want to sit down and listen to, no.)

on the NOT AS positive: this estimated jam is just incredibly cluttered sounding.... i don't know if it's vince or what but the jams from the 90s that i have heard just LACK a personal human element.... everything sounds so brash and trebly.... there's just so much CLANKING between vince tinkle and bob shriek and the drummers CRASHING..... really for me PHIL and JERRY provide the ONLY warm sounds.

just TOO MUCH MIDI, too much "production" at this point in the band's career for me -- they may be piloting the SPACE SHIP GRATEFUL DEAD -- but as far as an enjoyable listening experience.... i much prefer when it was just a "steam locomotive, rollin down the track....."

THANKS THOUGH LOBSTER. i never would have heard this w/o your post..... and i strongly recommend people check the Estimated>He's Gone, for sure.... all just bursting with great energy.

Grateful Dead Live at Sports Arena on 1994-12-16, Los Angeles